Category Archives: Italian

Penne with zucchini and mushrooms. 10/14/20

On Wednesday we were supposed to have chicken but we forgot to put the chicken in its sous vide bath so we opted for pasta. I salted the zucchini and let it sit for a half an hour to lose … Continue reading

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Pasta with mushrooms and broccolini. 10/8/20

This is an easy and delicious dinner that can be on your table in 30 minutes. Sauté the mushrooms, onions, and stem ends of the broccolini while the pasta water heats up. Add garlic. Put the pasta in the boiling … Continue reading

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Whole grain penne with mushrooms, asparagus, and pine nuts (vegan). 9/3/20

This pasta is fast to make and delicious to eat! While your water is heating up and the pasta is cooking you can complete the sauce. I did the sauté-ing in steps but you can totally do it all at … Continue reading

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Vegan chickpeas with veg and pasta. 8/21/20

Each time we make this dinner it is a little different from the last time. This time we added a can of tomatoes with chiles which gave it a nice zing. Sometimes we add fennel instead of celery, this time … Continue reading

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Italian – pasta with mushrooms and broccolini. 8/4/20

I love making pasta with vegetables. It is so simple. You just cook up your onions, garlic, and mushrooms and then when close to when the pasta is done cooking, you add the broccolini. A little olive oil and pasta … Continue reading

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Pasta puttanesca. 7/29/20

This is without a doubt one of my favorite vegan dishes! I ate lightly all day so that I could have three ounces of whole grain spaghetti with the yummy, salty tomato sauce laden with chile flakes, olives, and capers. … Continue reading

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Vegan whole grain penne with mushrooms and broccolini. 7/22/20

I really enjoy eating a big bowl of pasta but my healthy eating plan wants me to eat fewer carbs. What to do? First, select a whole grain pasta and second, make a sauce which is loaded with vegetables – … Continue reading

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Fresh, vegan sauce for penne. 7/18/20

Pasta is one of my favorite foods to eat. But I really have to watch the sauces that I pair with it so I do not exceed my caloric intake for the day. For me, what could be better than … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with broccolini and mushrooms. 7/9/20

I first ate orecchiette with bitter greens in October, 2011 in the quaint town of Alberobello, Italy. Alberobello is the home of the Trulli, conical buildings which house everything, restaurants, hotels, churches, and especially gift shops. It is a great … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with broccoli and mushrooms. 6/22/20

Monday’s vegan dinner is a take on a Puglian dish we ate in Alberobello, Italy. There they serve the orecchiette with bitter greens but we decide to have ours with broccoli and add some mushrooms as well. The sauce is … Continue reading

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